Niemat Ahmadi

A native of North Darfur and survivor of the Darfur Genocide, Ms. Niemat Ahmadi is a leading Sudanese woman human rights defender and genocide prevention advocate, with over 23 years of experience in emergency, development and policy advocacy. She is the Founder and President of Darfur Women Action Group, a women-led anti-atrocities organization that amplifies the voices of those most impacted by the ongoing violence in Sudan. Previously, she served as the Director of Global Partnerships for United to End Genocide and the Save Darfur Coalition, and has also worked with Oxfam Great Britain, Intermediate Technology Development Group (now known as Practical Action) and the United Nation’s World Food Programme in Sudan. Ms. Ahmadi is a survivor of the Darfur Genocide and was forced to flee Sudan because of her advocacy against the government’s genocidal attacks. Since then, she has continued to advocate for protection of human rights in Sudan, and particularly women’s rights, genocide prevention, and accountability for human rights violations, including CRSV.

Ending impunity in Sudan for past and present crimes, including crimes against women, must be a priority for the Security Council if we are ever to achieve sustainable peace in Sudan.

UN Women/Ryan Brown

At the Security Council

Ms. Niemat Ahmadi was selected to represent civil society at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Conflict-Related Sexual Violence in April 2024. She spoke in her capacity as President and Founder of Darfur Women Action Group.